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  1. Translate XLOOKUP and XMATCH to PROCX and CORRESPX in Portuguese

    That's it: PROCX and CORRESPX in Portuguese versions of Excel to keep the same standard of the other functions.

    🇧🇷🇵🇹🇦🇴🇲🇿🇨🇻

    264 votes
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  2. Add an If_NA optional sixth argument to XLOOKUP

    The new XLOOKUP function introduced on August 28 2019 is awesome - exact match by default, the ability to return several columns at once, and search from bottom of data. But one thing would make it better - an optional sixth If_NA argument to provide an answer in case nothing is found.
    One of the benefits of XLOOKUP is to eliminate the need to nest MATCH inside of INDEX. If you are trying to reduce the number of functions this would be a low-impact way of eliminating nesting XLOOKUP inside of IFNA.
    For me, the main argument is that the…

    72 votes
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  3. "Excel found a problem with one or more formula references" - Please tell me where!

    One of my least favorite messages that Excel provides is:

    "Excel found a problem with one or more formula references in this worksheet. Check that the cell references, range names, defined names, and links to other workbooks in your formulas are all correct."

    But I can never find the bad references. It's usually buried somewhere very deep, in a chart series formula, or in a name definition, or who knows where else.

    If Excel finds a problem, please Excel, tell us where it is.

    53 votes
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  4. [Excel Currency Conversion Function] add Tezos XTZ (Cryptocurrency)

    Please add support for Tezos in this function.
    Tezos is very popular and provides formal verification for Smart-Contracts, on-chain-Governance and it is the first Blockchain which is amendable (without the need of so called "Hardforks"). Ticker symbol is $XTZ.

    48 votes
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  5. Add a MONTHDIF function

    The formula should work like the YEARFRAC function. It should calculate partial months on either end of the dates. So starting 1/15/20 should calculate as 16/31 days or 0.516.. months, and ending at 6/5/20 should calculate as 25/30 day or 0.8333.. months. Currently, I have to use a ridiculously long formula to achieve this.

    25 votes
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  6. Convert Dynamic Arrays into Tables

    The new Dynamic Arrays make possible to automatically fill down formulas. Tables can also fill down formulas. Microsoft Excel Team could make both features be compatible so we could convert Dynamic Arrays into Tables making them expand and shrink according to the main formula.

    62 votes
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  7. COUNT.DISTINCT Values

    Proposal for a built-in function for: Count distinct/unique values in a range

    There might be a dedicated function for counting distinct values in a specific range.
    Currently the following function is a solution:
    =SUMPRODUCT(1/COUNTIF([RANGE],[RANGE]))

    However beginner-level users would like probably a predefined parametric function, sg like this:
    =COUNT.DISTINCT([RANGE])

    Thank you.

    51 votes
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  8. Have a date function that is shows the date of when a data point was entered

    We'd like to have a function in which we could see the date of when a data point was entered into the system. Like that we wouldn't have to enter the date manually every time we entered a data point into the spreadsheet. it would be like an if statment, example( =IF(B3<>" ",DateOfEntry()," ")) the function itself would be the "DateOfEntry()" the issue we have with Today() is that it updates every day and therefore every time we enter the spreadsheet the date information is updated to the current date and we arent able to have proper tracking of the…

    11 votes
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  9. Pull Current Stock Prices and Historical Data Into Excel

    Now that our ability to use Yahoo! Finance's API to pull in stock information via the WEBSERVICE() function and import historical information is officially dead (thanks Verizon!), the only viable option currently is to use Google sheets to pull in stock information.

    It would be awesome if Excel could import data from MSN Money so us users can continue to use spreadsheets to monitor our portfolios.

    1,016 votes
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    Hi everyone,
    Stock data types are now available to all Windows Office 365 subscribers with an English editing language installed (our data is only available in English at this time). You can find some instructions on how to use the feature here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/get-a-stock-quote-e5af3212-e024-4d4c-bea0-623cf07fbc54. The feature will also be appearing in Excel for Mac and Excel Online in early 2019 – as usual, Office Insiders will see the feature before the general population. See http://aka.ms/officeinsider for more info.

    One pro tip to locate instruments on a different exchange is to include an ISO country code alongside the symbol, for instance MX MSFT will tell Excel to grab Microsoft from the Mexican stock exchange instead of Nasdaq. We’ll be publishing more thorough documentation in the near future.

    We also acknowledge that this is only half of the requested feature in this suggestion – the current stock prices piece. The ability to…

  10. Release XLOOKUP to the world!

    Why only release to 15 percent of users?! Let the world have XLOOKUP and XMATCH now()!

    5 votes
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  11. Function and formulas recommended

    Mohammed A Elrify
    Mohammed A Elrify Occasional Contributor

    4m ago

    Suggested to Microsoft EXCEL
    By creating the advantage of the proposed Function and formulas recommended
    Such as recommended pivot tables and recommended charts

    For example, the work of options for the user
    For example if he wanted to compile on terms, he would have the formula SUMIFS ready and only a choice
    Also like the search that VLOOKUP uses
    And so on
    I hope the Microsoft community will support and encourage this idea

    75 votes
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  12. Text to Formula

    A formula to convert text to a formula; which is essentially the exact opposite of the FORMULATEXT function, or in a way, what the INDIRECT function does with cell references but with formulas.

    6 votes
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  13. Modify the Optional Search mode Parameter to specify Instance number of the Search term in XLOOKUP

    Make The [Search mode] parameter to accept values as below
    1,2,3 etc to mean 1st instance, 2nd instance etc from the top
    -1,-2,-3 to mean 1st instance , 2nd instance etc from bottom

    The search algorithm is already specified in the [Match Mode] parameter so there is no need to duplicate it again in [Search mode]

    6 votes
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  14. Convert Number to Word (SpellNumber)

    A very much need function which should allow Excel users to convert number to word.

    Example :
    1. $ 450.00 it should convert to US Dollars four hundred fifty and zero cents only.
    2. SAR 450.00 it should convert to Saudi Riyals four hundred fifty and zero halalas only.

    Note : the conversion should be based on regional setting and user should be able define the currency code.

    =SpellNumber([cellReference],"CurrencyCode")

    11 votes
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  15. Add a CONTAINS("find_text","within_text") Function

    Excel's own documentation recommends pairing the ISNUMBER and SEARCH functions to accomplish this, but I still have team members asking on a regular basis for a function that returns whether a string is found within a given cell. An out of the box CONTAINS() function would go a long way for usability.

    15 votes
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  16. Directions from 0 to 2pi 1)atan(x,y) 2)atan(E,N) and from -pi to +pi 3)atan2(x,y)

    1)atan(x,y)=pi-pi/2*(1+sgn(x))*(1-sgn(y^2))-pi/4*(2+sgn(x))*sgn(y)

    -sign(x*y)*atan((abs(x)-abs(y))/(abs(x)+abs(y))) when x=x2-x1 ,y=y2-y1

    2)atan(E,N)=pi-pi/2*(1+sgn(N))*(1-sgn(E^2))-pi/4*(2+sgn(N))*sgn(E)

    -sgn(N*E)*atan((abs(N)-abs(E))/(abs(N)+abs(E))) when N=N2-N1 ,E=E2-E1

    3)atan2(x,y)=pi/2*(1-sgn(x))*(1-sgn(y^2))+pi/4*(2-sgn(x))*sgn(y)

    -sgn(x*y)*atan((abs(x)-abs(y))/(abs(x)+abs(y))) when x=x2-x1 ,y=y2-y1

    The above fuctions give the directions in the 4 quadrans for all the pairs of dx and dy.

    For dx=dy=0 the result is indefinite .

    87 votes
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  17. Anchor period during formula entry.

    Upon upgrading to Excel version l 365 16.0.11328, I lost the ability to anchor formula ranges with the period key instead of the colon. Prior to this version, hitting the period would insert a colon so that I could complete a cell range. Could this functionality be added back to the "Transition Navigation Keys" option?

    Having started with Lotus 123 back in the 1980's, I still use "Transition Navigation Keys." Using the period during formula entry has become second nature and is embedded in my muscle memory. Please kindly consider this for your more "seasoned" Excel users.

    4 votes
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  18. Excel is wrong in calculating -x^2

    If you type in for example =-6^2, Excel gives you 36. This is incorrect. Excel is assuming you mean =(-6)^2. But -6^2 is different.

    You can see this when you factorise. -6^2 = (-6)*(+6) = -36.

    Whereas (-6)^2 = (-6)*(-6)=36.

    Now if you type in = 0-6^2, only then does it give you the correct answer of -36.

    This error goes against millennia of algebraic convention.

    Plot the graph y=-x^2-7x-12 and then plot y=-7x-x^2-12. These two expressions are identical, yet Excel gives very different traces (the latter of the two gives the correct graph).

    Another way to correct -x^2 would…

    5 votes
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  19. Evaluate Formula Readability

    There needs to be a huge update regarding the Evaluate Formula.
    I'm sure those using this feature are not trying to see simple calculations done.

    For me, I might create a report that has a cell calculate multiple IFs within IFs that have embedded functions.

    with this in mind, it would be a huge advantage to the user if the Evaluate Formula has the following upgrades:

    1. able to expand the window.
    the window currently is too small and only allows to view simple calculations.

    2. color code what is being calculated.
    with everything being the same color it is…

    4 votes
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  20. Allow Data Validation List function to use the new "UNIQUE" formula

    The new "UNIQUE" feature is fantastic and it would be fantastic if you could use this function to create a dynamic list in a data validation list using indirect, rather than creating a separate dynamic list using the unique function and then creating a dynamic named range for this and then using the indirect function in a data validation list.

    7 votes
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